33 days in Peru Itinerary

33 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru route planner
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Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arequipa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cusco
— 6 nights
Drive
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Maras
— 1 night
Fly
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Paracas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lima
— 4 nights
Fly
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Trujillo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mancora
— 2 nights
Bus to Tumbes, Fly to Iquitos
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Iquitos
— 3 nights
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Machu Picchu — 3 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Explore hidden gems such as Intipuncu and SPA Rocas Sagradas. Get outdoors at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Mandor. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu day trip site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Machu Picchu is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Puno.
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Puno — 2 nights

Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani and then step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puno online attractions planner.

Fly from Machu Picchu to Puno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Puno, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arequipa.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Arequipa — 4 nights

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Arequipa and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery and Iglesia Santo Domingo will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Arequipa trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Puno to Arequipa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Arequipa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cusco.
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Cusco — 6 nights

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Get in touch with nature at exploor and Climbing Tours. Get some cultural insight at Sacsayhuaman and Q'enqo. When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Piquillacta in Huarcapay, approximately Huarcapay away. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Cusco when traveling from Arequipa in September, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Maras.
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Maras — 1 night

Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Maras trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Cusco to Maras takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Maras sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Paracas.
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Paracas — 3 nights

A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and The Chandelier. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Roja and Paracas Nature Reserve. Take a break from Paracas with a short trip to Ballestas Islands in Pisco, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Islas Ballestas and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Getting from Maras to Paracas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Maras in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paracas, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lima.
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Lima — 4 nights

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Historico de Lima and Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Lima and Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Kennedy, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Lima online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Paracas to Lima in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Trujillo.
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Trujillo — 3 nights

Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
La Huaca del Sol and Parroquia Senor de Huaman are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria and Iglesia y Monasterio El Carmen for their historical value. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Chan Chan, contemplate the long history of Casa Orbegoso, take an in-depth tour of Cao Museum, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Trujillo online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Trujillo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mancora.
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Mancora — 2 nights

In a busy little beach town, Mancora tourism industry continues to grow, largely thanks to the sunniest climate of any region in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Vichayito and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mancora trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Trujillo to Mancora takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Trujillo in October: high temperatures in Mancora hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Iquitos.
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Iquitos — 3 nights

The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Rescue Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Isla De Los Monos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Iquitos attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mancora to Iquitos takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Mancora in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Iquitos: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Peru travel guide

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Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.
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